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Inside This Issue...
 
  • How To Protect Yourself During A Home Burglary...
  • 4 Uncommon Superfoods That Fight Disease...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: 6 Unusual Car-Cleaning Tricks, Consumer Product Review Websites, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge: Win Two Free Movie Tickets
  • Real Estate Q&A: How Much Money Do You Need For A Down Payment?...
 
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Lyn Trayte Lyn Trayte
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate
Phone: 602-739-0095
Email: lyn.trayte@gmail.com
 

Dear Lyn...

Hopefully your home never gets broken into, but would you know how to protect yourself if a burglar broke in while you’re at home? In today’s Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter, I’ll give you some important tips to increase your personal safety.

You’ll also learn about four uncommon “superfoods” you might want to add to your diet, six tricks you can use to clean your car especially if you’re on a road trip or can’t make it to a car wash – plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Lyn Trayte

Lyn Trayte, REALTOR®
Dominic and Co Int'l Real Estate

P.S. When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people wanting to move away for retirement or relocating for a job and need to sell their home. If you’d like to help them learn important tips and strategies for getting a fast, top dollar sale, tell them about my Free Consumer Report called, "Secrets For Selling Your Home For Top Dollar." Then give them my phone number - 602-739-0095. Or, you can always request a copy for a friend by emailing me by clicking here.
 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
I know what my job is,
The point has been made.
You say I have a big head,
And you’re right, I’m afraid.
Put me in my place,
And then leave me alone.
What I need most,
Is someone to drive me home.
What am I?

  (see answer below)
How To Protect Yourself
During A Home Burglary
Do you know what you’d do if someone broke into your home while you were there? A recent FBI Crime Report says about two out of three residential burglaries happened during daylight hours, when many people are usually not at home. However, the U.S. Justice Department also reports that 27 percent of home break-ins occur when someone is at home, either during the day or in the middle of the night. Here are some tips to keep in mind for your personal safety:
 
  • Don’t confront an intruder with a bat, flashlight or weapon because the intruder is more likely to react violently. Your property isn’t worth risking your life so only do this as a last resort.

  • Quietly move to a pre-arranged safe place. If you can get out of the house without being seen, go to a neighbor’s house and get help. If you can’t leave, take your cell phone, get into a closet (preferably one you can lock from the inside) and call 911. Tell the dispatcher where you are in the house and stay on the line until help arrives.

  • If the intruder comes into your space, remain calm, cooperative and don’t look him/her in the eye. Many burglars will flee if you aren’t confrontational. If they don’t flee, let them take your possessions and call 911 as soon as you can. If the situation becomes life threatening, attract attention by screaming and try to escape. Never agree to go with the burglar to another location because you may be unable to call for help.
Prevention is the best protection. Install a home security system or consider buying an alarm monitoring system. On www.alarm.org click “Locate A Security Company” to research options. Having a monitored system can reduce your homeowners’ insurance by up to 20 percent.
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Learn How To Maximize The
Value Of Your Home!
Did you know there’s a free consumer report showing what to fix to net the most value for your home? It’s called “Make Your Home Show Like A Model Without Breaking The Bank” and it’s an essential guide to homeowner profits. To request your copy, email me by clicking here.
4 Uncommon Superfoods
That Fight Disease
You may already know a few foods that are so packed with nutrients they’re sometimes calls “superfoods.” Acai and goji berries are good examples because they’re rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants. But do you know about any of the following foods that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and aid in digestive health?
 
  • Maca – High in protein and fiber, it contains more than 20 amino acids and helps increase your strength, energy, and endurance. Maca is a root vegetable and part of the cruciferous family, like kale and cabbage. You can purchase it in the U.S. mainly in its powder or extract form and add it to fruit smoothies, yogurt, or cereals. Look in any health food or drug store or on Amazon.

  • Spirulina – This is a type of freshwater blue-green algae that is 65% complete protein, greater than both red meat and soy. As little as 3 grams per day can help you increase energy and fight sickness. Buy it in capsules, powders, and flakes in health food stores but make sure it is “certified organic.” It doesn’t have the best taste, so add it to a smoothie or take as a supplement per directions on the bottle.

  • Kohlrabi – You get plenty of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber out of this antiviral vegetable, which is a blend of cabbage, turnips, and radishes. Find them at your farmer’s market or grow them at home. To eat them, try pickling the bulbs or sauteing them.

  • Chia – Yes, the same Chia Pet commercial seeds are healthy and edible. You can get as much fiber out of chia as you can from your bowl of oatmeal. It also has plenty of iron, calcium, and omega 3s. Buy it in stores such as Walmart, the Vitamin Shoppe, and GNC. It blends well in soups, salads, stir-fries, and cereal.
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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Thank You! Thank You!
Thanks to all of my clients and friends who support my practice and graciously referred me to your friends and neighbors! Rather than pester people with unwanted calls and visits, I build my business based on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you. I couldn't do it without you!

Nicole Kobey Ryan, who has referred two friends, Brad Schmierer & Steve Heckenlaible who are in need of my services. Thank you for your confidence in me and your friendship.
Fun Facts and Laughs

6 Unusual Car-Cleaning Tricks . . .

Here are some handy tips to use if you’re on a road trip or in a hurry and can’t make it to a car wash:
 
  1. Clean your windshield. To remove bugs and dirt from your windshield, pour some Coca-Cola on a rag then wipe off the hard to get off spots. Rinse the windshield and avoid getting it on the paint!
  2. Eliminate foul odors. Place a small bag of charcoal or coffee grounds in your car and leave it open overnight to absorb odors.
  3. Cleaning windows. Use baby wipes to clean windows to a streak- free shine.
  4. Clean up spilled coffee stains. Blot the stain with paper towels. In 1 quart of water, mix one-half teaspoon of laundry detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Apply mixture to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wipe clean with warm water.
  5. Cleaning vomit. Simply dilute the area with club soda. Allow it to sit, and then blot dry with a towel.
  6. Remove sticky items. Use WD-40 to get gum off your carpet and to peel off a stubborn bumper sticker. If you have bird droppings on your car, spray the WD-40 and rinse away with soapy water.

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Websites For Consumer Product Reviews . . .

www.epinions.com – Read comments and recommendations from people who have purchased products or services and used online stores.

www.ConsumerReports.org – Get ratings from this well-known research organization that tests a wide variety of products. Some information is available for free online, but you need to subscribe (or buy the magazine) for complete details and ratings.

www.cnet.com/reviews – Get expert opinions on tech devices from computers and cameras to phones and high-tech cars.

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Quotes To Live By . . .

All of our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
–Walt Disney

Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
–Thomas A. Edison

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
–John Wooden

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Have A Laugh – Have You Used These Oxymorons? . . .

They’re figures of speech in which contradictory terms appear side-by-side...

• Almost exactly
• Seriously funny
• Act naturally
• Awfully nice
• Clearly misunderstood
• Found missing
• Original copies
• “I can’t recall having a more memorable time.”

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Would You Like To Know How Much Your
Neighbor’s Home Listed Or Sold For?
Maybe you’re just curious. Or maybe you want to know how much your home is worth. Either way, I can help…with no “sales pitches” or run-arounds. Call me at 602-739-0095 and I’ll give you all the facts.
Trivia Challenge for the Month...
“Who Else Wants To Win Two Free Movie Tickets?”
Guess who won last month's Trivia Question? I'm pleased to announce the lucky winner of last month's quiz. And the winner is...drum roll please: Doris Rasmussen was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question.

Where was the first Winter Olympics outside of Europe held?
 
a) Nagano, Japan   b) Vancouver, Canada
c) Lake Placid, United States   d) Calgary, Canada

The answer is c) Lake Placid, United States. Seventeen nations and 252 athletes participated in the third Winter Olympics games in 1932. So, let's move on to this month's trivia question.

Which film won the 2012 Best Picture Oscar (in February 2013)?

a) Les Miserables
b) Argo  
c) Silver Linings Playbook
d) Lincoln

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Brain Teaser Answer:
A nail!
Thanks For Thinking of Me!

Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying or selling a home? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals...and spreading the word about my services.
Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  How much money do I need for a down payment?
 
A. Your down payment will be based on the cost of the home and most likely one of the following popular loan programs...
 
  1. Conventional financing – For conventional financing, you need a minimum of 5% up to a maximum of 20% down.
  2. FHA financing – You will need a minimum of 3.5% down.
  3. USDA financing – You may not need a down payment.
  4. VA financing – You also may not need a down payment.
Here are a few more things to know if you go with conventional financing. If you put less than 20% down, you may be responsible for paying private mortgage insurance. Also, the lower your down payment on a home, usually the higher your interest rate and monthly payment. Mortgage lenders tend to offer better terms to those with a high credit score, a higher down payment, and a stable employment history.

Learn more about down payments by asking for my Free Consumer Report called “4 Quick Ways To Buy A Home With Little Down.” I’ll send a copy right over to you.

Do you have a real estate question you want answered? Feel free to call me at 602-739-0095 or email me by clicking here. Perhaps I’ll feature it in my next issue!
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